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Guard Members Going Back to Work

Guard Members Going Back to Work  ( (BOISE, ID) – Most of the 850 Idaho National Guard members who have been furloughed because of the government shutdown are scheduled to come back to work this week. A spokesman for the guard said that some members would return today, with most coming back on Tuesday. This comes after U.S. Secretary of […]

Teton Cancer Institute Opening

Teton Cancer Institute Opening  (IDAHO FALLS, ID) – The Teton Cancer Institute opened its doors to the public on Friday in Idaho Falls. The facility, which has a working affiliation with Mountain View Hospital, will allow local cancer patients to receive treatment in eastern Idaho, rather than by having to travel to Salt Lake City or Boise. Local […]

Appliances Cause House Fire

Appliances Cause House Fire(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Heating appliances likely caused a house fire Saturday morning in Idaho Falls. Authorities responded to the fire on the 1400-block of Scorpius Drive at around 9 a.m. The blaze was mostly isolated in a mechanical room, and was likely caused by some sort of blockage or short in the gas furnace. […]

Man Hurt in Motorcycle Crash

Man Hurt in Motorcycle Crash(RIRIE, ID) – A Mackay man was airlifted to EIRMC Saturday night after crashing his motorcycle near Ririe. 20-year-old Zachary Newton reportedly tried to pass two vehicles in a no-passing zone along U.S. Highway 26 when he crashed head-on into a pickup that had just entered the roadway. Newton was not wearing a helmet. His […]

Still No Sign of Missing Hiker

Still No Sign of Missing Hiker  (ARCO, ID) – More than 70 volunteers from four states teamed up over the weekend in search of an Oregon woman who is missing in Craters of the Moon National Monument. 63-year-old Jo Elliot-Blakeslee was last seen September 19. She’d planned on a day-long excursion with a friend, 69-year-old Amy Linkert, who was found […]

Craig Fined $140K for Bathroom Incident

Craig Fined $140K for Bathroom Incident(BOISE, ID) – The Federal Election Commission is demanding that former U.S. Senator Larry Craig pay $140,000 in fines related to his legal defense after his arrest in a 2007 airport sex sting. Craig is accused of using campaign funds to finance part of his legal fees, which he maintains was legal because his arrest […]

Crash Kills Fort Hall Man

Crash Kills Fort Hall Man(FORT HALL, ID) – A two-vehicle crash took the life of a Fort Hall man late Thursday night. Idaho State Police say 40-year-old Vieto Appenay was headed northbound along U.S. Highway 91 near Shoshone-Bannock High School when another driver failed to yield on Border School Crossing. Appenay, who was on a motorcycle, collided with the […]

Man Shot in Pocatello

Man Shot in Pocatello  (POCATELLO, ID) – Emergency crews in Pocatello responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound Saturday night. Authorities say the man was driving along I-15 south of Pocatello near Prime Time Auctions when he went off the road, through a fence, and into the back lot of the auction company. The […]

Poor Water Killing Carp Below A.F. Dam

Poor Water Killing Carp Below A.F. Dam(AMERICAN FALLS, ID) – Low water flow through the American Falls Dam is causing abnormally high numbers of fish to die.¬†Authorities say poor water quality below the dam is killing carp and suckers. Idaho Power experts believe the fish likely went over the spillway during a microburst last month and were killed on the rocks […]

Train Sparks Fire Near Downey

Train Sparks Fire Near Downey(DOWNEY, ID) – A freight train caused a small brush fire near Downey Thursday night. Authorities say sparks from the train hit some dry vegetation near Downata Hot Springs next to U.S. Highway 91. Crews from southern Bannock County were on the scene by 7 p.m. Officials declined to offer details about the blaze, though […]

Governor Hosting Anti-Meth Fundraiser

Governor Hosting Anti-Meth Fundraiser(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho Gov. Butch Otter will be in Idaho Falls tonight for the annual “Givin’ Meth the Boot” dinner and fundraiser at the Snake River Landing. The Otters helped launch the Idaho Meth Project in 2007, and have seen a 50 percent reduction in teen meth use since then. The private event […]

Missing Man Found

Missing Man Found(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – A man reported missing in Bonneville County Thursday has been found. KPVI reports that 34-year-old Ryan Thueson didn’t report to work on Tuesday and none of his family members knew where he was. Officials with the Bonneville County Sheriff’s Office say Thueson was found safe Thursday evening, though no other details […]

One Hurt in Car Accident

One Hurt in Car Accident(CHUBBUCK, ID) – Emergency crews responded to the scene of a two-vehicle accident along Yellowstone Avenue in Chubbuck Thursday afternoon. The accident happened at around 12:45 and one person suffered minor injuries. Authorities say one of the drivers swerved to avoid hitting a pole and crashed into the other vehicle. One person involved was complaining […]

Pocatello Police Offering Reward for Robber’s Arrest

Pocatello Police Offering Reward for Robber’s Arrest(POCATELLO, ID) – Pocatello Police are offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest of a man who robbed two convenience stores Aug. 29. The suspect held up the Jackson’s store on Pocatello Creek Road and the Pit Stop on North Arthur between 1 and 2 a.m. The man is white, approximately 180 […]

Police Seek Home Invasion Suspect

Police Seek Home Invasion Suspect(IDAHO FALLS, ID) – Idaho Falls Police are on the lookout for an armed burglary suspect.¬†Detectives say a man broke into a home on the 2400-block of Blue Camas at around 4:30 a.m. Thursday. The homeowner was woken at gunpoint and was left tied up with rope. The suspect took several items from the home, […]

Chobani Pulling Yogurt From Shelves

Chobani Pulling Yogurt From Shelves(TWIN FALLS, ID) – Chobani is pulling its yogurt from store shelves after customers complained that they weren’t receiving fresh products. On Saturday, Chobani removed yogurt from several stores in the Boise area, though reports of bad yogurt have also happened in other states in recent weeks. The company, which opened a plant in Twin […]

Beaver Creek Fire Officially Contained

Beaver Creek Fire Officially Contained(HAILEY, ID) – A once massive fire that threatened thousands of homes in the Sun Valley and Ketchum areas is now fully contained. The 170-square-mile Beaver Creek Fire took its last breath Monday morning. Crews are now working to repair areas where fire lines were created, though long-term erosion control remains a major concern. Some […]

Smokejumper Injured Fighting Two Top Fire

Smokejumper Injured Fighting Two Top Fire(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – A firefighter was injured while parachuting into rugged backcountry along the Idaho-Montana border Friday. Officials say the smokejumper remains hospitalized after sustaining a hip injury. The man was fighting the Two Top Fire along the Continental Divide just east of Henrys Lake. The victim had to be airlifted out of the […]

Idaho First Lady Gets Hurt in Rodeo

Idaho First Lady Gets Hurt in Rodeo(BOISE, ID) – Idaho First Lady Lori Otter will have to undergo surgery after dislocating her shoulder at a rodeo last month. A spokesman for the governor’s office says Otter was calf roping during an Oregon Rodeo on the couple’s anniversary when the accident happened. Last week Gov. Butch Otter recounted the story to state […]

Yellowstone to Close Illegal Trail

Yellowstone to Close Illegal Trail(YELLOWSTONE, NP) – Yellowstone National Park officials are closing off a section in the southwest corner of the park to remove an illegal trail. Ranger Tim Reid says the 5-mile trail is in the Boundary Creek drainage, and has been frequently traveled by livestock users. He says the trail has become popular because it goes […]

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